Dricus "Stillknocks" Du


Fighting style: MMA
Stance: Switch
Division: Middleweight
Height: 6' 1"
Reach: 76"
Leg reach: 43.00
Weight: 185 lbs.
Team: Team CIT MMA
Nationality: Welkom, South Africa
Age: 29


Recent win streak: 4
Wins by KO: 7
Wins by submission: 9



Significant Strikes Attempted: 684
Significant Strikes Landed: 383


Takedowns Attempted: 20
Takedowns Landed: 2


Dricus “Stillknocks” Du Plessis is a South African mixed martial artist, currently competing in the UFC’s Middleweight division. He was born on March 11, 1995 in Pretoria, South Africa. Growing up, Dricus participated in many sports like rugby, soccer and boxing but it wasn’t until he competed as an amateur MMA fighter that his passion for the sport developed.

After becoming a professional MMA fighter in 2016, Dricus found success early on by winning four of his first five fights against some of South Africa’s top fighters. He then joined the EFC organization and went 4-1 with them before joining KSW (Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki), where he won three more fights including one championship fight to become the KSW Welterweight champion. Following this success he was offered a contract by UFC and made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs Aldana on October 3rd 2020 against Markus Perez which he won via rear naked choke submission in round 2 earning him Performance of The Night honors.

Since joining the UFC Dricus has been very active having fought 5 times already with a record of 4 wins and 1 loss most recently coming against Jonathan Martinez at UFC 261 event this past April 2021 where unfortunately he lost via split decision after three rounds of action packed fight night entertainment which earned both fighters Fight Of The Night honors for their efforts. This being said Dricus is still looking to make waves within the middleweight division as he climbs back up towards title contention again with future matchups against higher ranked opponents such as Jared Cannonier or Marvin Vettori awaiting him down the line should be manage to rack up enough wins going forward from here out .

Outside fighting Dricus is extremely passionate about helping others whether it’s inspiring those around him or through charitable works such as setting up his own foundation called ‘DU PLEX Foundation’ that enables young athletes to pursue their dreams no matter what difficulties they may face along their journey providing assistance when needed with resources ranging from equipment support all way finances should required by any means necessary . His dedication towards giving back even extends further into opening ‘DPL Martial Arts Academy’ , allowing anyone who wishes to learn mma/ self defense techniques regardless if its just for recreation purpose or something deeper relating potentially aspiring athletes themselves ,

In conclusion we can definitely expect big things from Dricys Du Plessis moving forward within not only mma but also outside inside philanthropic work too given how determined & driven individual has proven himself so far during active combat career thus far !

Fight History

Sean Strickland
Awaiting Outcome
Sat. Jan 20, 2024
UFC 297: Strickland vs. Du Plessis
Robert Whittaker
Dricus Du Plessis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 2:23
Sat. Jul 08, 2023
UFC 290: Volkanovski vs. Rodriguez
Derek Brunson
Dricus Du Plessis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2 @ 4:59
Sat. Mar 04, 2023
UFC 285: Jones vs. Gane
Darren Till
Dricus Du Plessis: Winner
by Submission in Round 3 @ 2:43
Sat. Dec 10, 2022
UFC 282: Blachowicz vs. Ankalaev
Brad Tavares
Dricus Du Plessis: Winner
by Unanimous Decision in Round 3
Sat. Jul 02, 2022
UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier
Trevin Giles
Dricus Du Plessis: Winner
by KO/TKO in Round 2
Sat. Jul 10, 2021
UFC 264: Poirier vs. McGregor 3
Markus Perez
Dricus Du Plessis: Winner
by in Round @ 3:22
Sat. Oct 10, 2020
UFC Fight Night: Moraes vs. Sandhagen


Dricus Du Plessis Record?
Dricus Du Plessis has a record of 20 wins and 2 losses in UFC.

Dricus Du Plessis Next Fight?
Dricus Du Plessis's next fight is projected to be against Sean Strickland.

Dricus Du Plessis Injury?
The context does not provide specific information on Dricus Du Plessis's injury.

Dricus Du Plessis Vs Robert Whittaker?
Dricus Du Plessis and Robert Whittaker had a UFC fight which is accessible on YouTube.

Dricus Du Plessis Height?
Dricus Du Plessis has a height of 6′ 0″.

Dricus Du Plessis Ufc?
Dricus Du Plessis is a professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter who competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Dricus Du Plessis Vs Adesanya?
Dricus Du Plessis did not fight Israel Adesanya due to undisclosed reasons related to a promotional event.

Dricus Du Plessis Highlights?
The highlights of Dricus Du Plessis can be seen in the YouTube video titled "Top 5 Dricus Du Plessis UFC Fights".

Dricus Du Plessis Adesanya?
Dricus Du Plessis has issued a challenge to Israel Adesanya in the UFC.

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